Obesity, Inflammation, … and Garlic?
According to researchers at the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Gainesville, supplementing with Aged Garlic Extract ( AGE) helps reduce inflammation associated with obesity and improves several other obesity- related health markers. Researchers recruited 51 healthy, yet obese, adults and divided them into two groups— one taking 3.6 grams of Kyolic AGE powder daily, and another a placebo. At the end of the six- week trial, markers for inflammation were significantly lower in those taking AGE than in the placebo group. The study was published in the April issue of Clinical Nutrition ESPEN.